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Well, it’s been another labour of love but my new book on public speaking has just been published! Speaking¬†with Impact: an Essential Guide to Public Speaking is based on over 30 years of me giving talks and speeches in public. …

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  I was delighted to see recently that the Climate Centre has published online an international advocacy toolkit. I worked on this toolkit for the International Federation of the Red Cross/ Red Crescent back in 2017. The advocacy toolkit is …

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I recently came across a great course on rhetoric. Over the summer I had been doing some reading around Greek philosophy. Repeatedly I came up against how importantly they viewed the subject of rhetoric. It made me conscious that in …

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I recently came across great a leadership course. It’s run by the Open University’s Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership. I must confess that I started out on this course with a large dose of scepticism. I have done leadership courses …

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Recently I got back in touch with a colleague of mine now working out of Berlin. While we were catching up with each other, he suddenly said to me, ‘you know what? I think we are both network entrepreneurs!’ I …

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I was running a campaigning webinar recently with colleagues across Bulgaria, and I was asked – how do we get the credit? The point was expressed that you can do loads of campaigning work, develop evidence and policy, build support …

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I’ve recently started doing some work exploring how adding a campaigning twist to leadership can enhance a leader. What do I mean by a campaigning twist? Well, for a long time I have been intrigued at the inter-relationship between campaigning …

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I have just put a new webinar on my site on 1832 and all that. Well, to be a bit clearer, it’s about the development of Parliamentary Democracy in the UK. This short webinar offers a simple introduction to this …

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I’ve just added a couple of new webinars to my site. At the beginning of the year, I published a new pamphlet which sought, in a very simple way, to explain how a theory of change could be used to …

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Over the last two months I have seen a dramatic surge in demand for my online campaigning courses. I like to think it is all those people at home around the world at the moment, using this time to sharpen …

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